New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 64199 [2013-25356]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 208 / Monday, October 28, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC931 Fisheries of the South Atlantic; South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee will hold a wreckfish assessment workshop November 12–14, 2013 in North Charleston, SC. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The workshop will be held 1 p.m.–6 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013; 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2013; and 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: Hilton Garden Inn, 5265 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29418; telephone: (800) 445–8667 or (843) 308–9330. Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N. Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405; telephone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This workshop is being held to discuss issues related to a wreckfish assessment being prepared for SSC and Council consideration. A subcommittee of SSC representatives will meet with the assessment analysts to consider input data, assessment configuration and sensitivity analyses. The outcome of the workshop will consist of guidance to the analysts on addressing data and analytical issues. Final results will be provided to the SSC for peer review at a later date. Topics of discussion include: 1. Assessment data, including landings, effort and biological characteristics of the catch; 2. Model approaches and configuration; and 3. Sensitivity runs and evaluation of uncertainties. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:52 Oct 25, 2013 Jkt 232001 before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the SAFMC office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 23, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2013–25319 Filed 10–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC936 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel on November 13, 2013 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9 a.m. SUMMARY: Meeting Address: The meeting will be held at the Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02048; telephone: (401) 598–8000; fax: (401) 598–8200. Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 64199 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. The Advisory Panel will continue development of potential alternatives for FY2014 and FY2015 (default) specifications being considered in Framework 25. Specifications include days-at-sea allocations, access area allocations, individual fishing quota (IFQ) allocations for the general category fishery, a hard total allowable catch (TAC) for the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) area and target TAC for vessels with a general category incidental catch permit. The Advisory Panel will also finalize other measures being considered: (1) Measures for unused 2012 and 2013 Closed Area I access area trips; and (2) accountability measures for Southern New England/Mid Atlantic (SNE/MA) windowpane flounder. The Advisors will make final recommendations for the Scallop Committee to consider for 2014 Council work priorities. Finally, there will be a presentation from the Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) about regional ocean planning efforts, specifically fishing characterization maps that have been developed. Other issues may be discussed. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 23, 2013. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

RIN 0648-XC936


New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is 
scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel on November 
13, 2013 to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the 
exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be 
brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if 
appropriate.

DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9 
a.m.

ADDRESSES: Meeting Address: The meeting will be held at the Omni 
Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02048; 
telephone: (401) 598-8000; fax: (401) 598-8200.
    Council Address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water 
Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, 
New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465-0492.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Panel will continue development 
of potential alternatives for FY2014 and FY2015 (default) 
specifications being considered in Framework 25. Specifications include 
days-at-sea allocations, access area allocations, individual fishing 
quota (IFQ) allocations for the general category fishery, a hard total 
allowable catch (TAC) for the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) area and 
target TAC for vessels with a general category incidental catch permit. 
The Advisory Panel will also finalize other measures being considered: 
(1) Measures for unused 2012 and 2013 Closed Area I access area trips; 
and (2) accountability measures for Southern New England/Mid Atlantic 
(SNE/MA) windowpane flounder. The Advisors will make final 
recommendations for the Scallop Committee to consider for 2014 Council 
work priorities. Finally, there will be a presentation from the 
Northeast Regional Ocean Council (NROC) about regional ocean planning 
efforts, specifically fishing characterization maps that have been 
developed. Other issues may be discussed.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come 
before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject 
of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to 
those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising 
after publication of this notice that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has 
been notified of the Council's intent to take final action to address 
the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465-
0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: October 23, 2013.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
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